YATE is getting its very own two-day music festival next year.

Taking place in May 2020, the event will feature a variety of musical acts in an attempt to rival bigger festivals that take place annually across Bristol and the South West.

The plan is for the festival to be based at Yate Town Football Club, with an exciting line-up already being announced.

It has been called the Good Times Music Festival and has been organised by a small committee.

James Murden, the lead organiser of the festival, has revealed he has been trying to bring an event like this to Yate for some time.

“Tribute festivals are proving hugely popular around the UK and I truly feel that Yate deserves its own two day event,” he said.

“I have personally scoured the country for some of the finest bands and I can’t wait to bring them to the event.

“I’m working with a local committee to make this an annual event to remember.”

He will be assisted in the technical side of the festival by experience designer Tom Campbell.

“We’re bringing a proper festival stage complete with epic lighting rig and big screen so audiences don’t miss a moment of the action,” Tom said.

Some of the bands confirmed so far include: QE2, Absolute Bowie, Pure Jovi, Kingz of Leon, Foo Fighterz, Good Vibrations.

There will also be performances from local bands such as The Blues Others and covers band For The Record.

The event will also include a dedicated kids zone and promises a range of gourmet food offerings.

There will also be local beers and ales served in reusable plastic pint cups that all festival goers will be given.

This is to help reduce the environmental impact of the event, aiming to cut down on single use plastic.

Good Times Music Festival will take place at Yate Town Football Club on May 23 and 24, 2020.

Early bird tickets are on sale from Friday November 15 from GoodTimesYate.com with tickets priced at £25 for an adult and £10 for children.

They are available here.